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Looking Back Locally: The Year In Review 2020

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2020 brought to you by Baristanet.

A Historic Celebration: Glen Ridge Comes Together For First Ever Menorah Lighting (VIDEO)

You could say it's a Hanukkah miracle. And something good that happened in 2020. And that it's about time. The Borough of Glen Ridge had its very first ever Menorah lighting in front of Borough...

Women’s Club of Glen Ridge Brings NYC Holiday Scenes to Your Home Virtually

See holiday scenes like Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Store Window Decorations, and more – right from the comfort, warmth and safety of your home! The Women's Club of Glen Ridge is running...

Glen Ridge To Light Up The Holidays With ‘Magical Wintry Tour’

Driving around to see all the best holiday light displays is one of the traditions you can still do safely during COVID-19 social distancing. Glen Ridge is getting in the spirit and came up with...

Glen Ridge High School Reports ‘Alarming’ Number of COVID-19 Cases

Glen Ridge High School has an alarming number of COVID-19 cases, reports Superintendent Dirk Phillips who notified parents Monday that all district school buildings will be all-remote for the week of November 30. Phillips first...

Wife Of Glen Ridge Police Officer Who Died From COVID-19 Makes Plea To Vote...

Glen Ridge resident Alice Roberts, wife of Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles "Rob" Roberts, who died earlier this year after contracting COVID-19, wrote an opinion piece for the Star Ledger, to reach out to...

Glen Ridge Says It Will Not Allow Trick or Treating This Year

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that Halloween is a go for the state and released safety guidelines, but the Borough of Glen Ridge is saying no to door to door trick or...

Glen Ridge Residents Join Together To Get Out The Vote

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF-n25cjjQh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Glen Ridge, NJ - Have you cast your vote yet? Maybe you and yours neighbors can meet up for a walk to the ballot box. Some 40 Glen Ridge voters walked Monday evening from the...

Glen Ridge Remembers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg #RBG

Glen Ridge came out Saturday evening to remember and pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died Friday at age 87. Some 50 people gathered at town hall for a candlelight...

Glen Ridge Pays Out $675K In Another Lawsuit Against Police Chief

Glen Ridge police officer Merritt Carr, who filed suit against the police and Borough of Glen Ridge four years ago, alleging harassment and intimidation by Chief Shelia Byron-Lagattuta, settled his lawsuit for $675,000, according...

Montclair Cooperative Alum, Now Student Entrepreneur, Launches ‘Stay Safely Away’

Rising New College third-year Aleah Colón-Alfonso, a graduate of Montclair Cooperative School an an immunocompromised student with an entrepreneurial spirit, is designing health-centric products to help people like her thrive. Two years into her collegiate...

Glen Ridge Mourns George Floyd, Stands In Support of Black Lives Matter at Vigil...

Hundreds of Glen Ridge residents, joined by a group of residents from Montclair, made their way to the gazebo at the Glen Sunday, many bearing signs, to attend a vigil against racism put together...

Glen Ridge To Hold Vigil Against Racism Sunday

Glen Ridge will hold a peaceful, socially-distant gathering/vigil against racism today (Sunday 5/31). Residents are encouraged to walk from their homes to the area near the gazebo at the Glen; Glen Ridge police will...

The Borough of Glen Ridge Says Goodbye To Officer Charles Roberts

The people of Glen Ridge came outside, standing in the sunshine, with their hands on their hearts, to honor Officer Charles Roberts. Roberts' death marked the first time in Glen Ridge’s 125-year history that a...